Tiziana Stella, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Streit Council, where she manages major projects, programs and research. She is a specialist in American history and foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European integration, and transnational federalism. Dr. Stella earned a doctorate in History from the University of Pavia, Italy, and was a Fulbright Scholar and researcher with several European and American organizations, including the Fondazione Luigi Firpo and the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi. She worked for the Council for a Community of Democracies in preparation for the Warsaw 2000 conference that, under the leadership of U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, established the Community of Democracies. From 2001 to 2004, she directed the Euro-Atlantic Institute for International Integration Studies, overseeing the work of an American-Russian foreign policy research group.
She is the author of several publications on the history and prospects of Western institutions, and has been a speaker at numerous international conferences on issues related to transatlantic relations, NATO, the EU, and cooperation among experienced democracies. Dr. Stella has taught at the Russian State University for the Humanities; the Moscow State Institute of International Relations; the Moscow State University; and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. She has also led academic seminars for the U.S. National Guard’s Institute for National Defense Studies in Washington, D.C.; the U.S. Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia; the University of Tubingen in Germany; and several Italian universities.